by Sascha Illyvich (Editor)
BDSM and Romance seem to be two worlds that one never think go hand in hand. Yet, the most intimate of acts can include bondage. Be it physical or mental, bondage holds a certain romantic aspect for those who indulge. Starting with an office romance turned darker by desires made known, and continuing with a mental ride, the types of bondage in this anthology showcase that true power comes not from the outside, but from within the desire to be wholly owned by someone trustworthy.
The journey of romance is one fraught with tests, even more so when you add the theme of restraint, proving that nothing more powerful than the most purist form of love can survive all the roadblocks. The stories in this anthology take the reader on a euphoric, sometimes overwhelming journey of love and acceptance through the forms of restraint. Starting with Gianna Simone’s tale about a police officer in need from a coworker with a dark secret, we move to PM White’s tale of a poetry slam judge and the woman who sought him through time. Long time author Marianne LaCroix serves up a dish of humble pie when she regales us with a tale of male submission, proving that great strength comes not from gender, but from person. Oceania tickles our tootsies with a lighthearted spy tale while Sascha Illyvich shows us the true meaning of possession. Clarice Clique reminds us that true submission comes not from experience but from the heart, no matter what Master may say. Cèsar Sanchez Zapata once again proves that love at your Queen’s feet can be had if you’re willing to work for it while Marge T Felcher gives us a tale about a Dominant who truly loves every inch of his beloved submissive. Margie Church and K. B. Cutter start something beautiful in Razor, leaving us to end on a high note thanks to Genevieve Ash’s tale about a woman who finds her true place by the man she loves. All in all, Bound for Love is sure to please both novices and Old Guard alilke!